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downtown los angeles. as police pursue an alleged armed bank robber. you can see the black suv makes its way in and out of surface streets. this is near downtown los angeles. police say there may be multiple suspects in the vehicle. as we have been watching this unfold, we have actually seen money being tossed out of the suv. so, again, police in pursuit of the alleged armed bank robber. there may be more suspects in the black suv under way near downtown los angeles. >>> in other news. the popular airs in reno get started today. just one year after the very deadly crash out there. the world war ii era plane crashed into the stands last september killing a total of 11 people. the organizers have new changes recommended by the ntsb. including the adjustments to the course to make the turns less sharp and keep planes at a distance. there is a focus on pilot training. >>> day three of the chicago school strike and still no end in sight. negotiators for the district and teachers are still talking. they say, yes, there is some progress, but both sides admit no deal appearss eminent. about 25,0
, most never do. >>> in los angeles, there's growing dismay tonight over what the city is doing to make way for the arrival of the retired space shuttle "endeavor." they are cutting down 400 trees. many of them mature beautiful trees in a city that needs them. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: they're cutting down some 400 trees, including many mature pines and magnolias reduced to stumps, so the five story high, 78-foot wide endeavor can move down the streets. some along the south l.a. route are not amused. >> you're sitting at a stoplight, that little bit of shade is gone. it is a concrete jungle. it's more like new york than los angeles. >> that's stupid. replant them, why cut them down? >> reporter: the california science center says, once the "endeavor" is in place, they'll plant twice as many trees as will have been cut down. but removing the trees on the route selected was the only option. dismantling endeavor or airlifting it were deemed impossible. so good-bye trees. the 12 mile trip from l.a.x. to the science center next month was supposed to be a two-day
our los angeles bureau tonight, nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: according to the casting call, it was supposed to be an historical adventure film. but when one person saw the film that led to such anger in the arab world, she was shocked. >> i am so sorry, there is no way to take anything back. i didn't know. i'm sure a lot of the actors didn't know. >> reporter: the video that came out of the studio east of los angeles, was not an adventure story. in fact, two actors on the film said the original spoken lines from the screen play were later dubbed over without their knowledge. the result that was unleashed in the trailer was a barrage against islam's customs and its prophet, muhammed. >> i can see any muslim to be upset, for example if you depict jesus in negative terms, many christians would be angry. >> reporter: cindy garcia said she called the producer to complain. but the self-described consultant and spokesperson for the film said sam bacile, who has not surfaced, is not the real name of the producer who came to him. >> and they knew that i would not back down and was n
district near the stock exchange. >>> the "los angeles times" reports the boy scouts of america hid information about sex abuse cases for decades. the newspaper says the abuse was documented in secret files and that 80% of the cases were not reported to law enforcement. >>> and space shuttle "endeavour" is still in florida and its trip to los angeles has been delayed yet again. stormy weather along the gulf of mexico means the shuttle won't depart until tomorrow heading for its permanent home at the california science center. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,553 after losing 40 points yesterday. the s&p was down 4 and the nasdaq fell 5. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo, the nikkei dipped 35 points while in hong kong the hang seng lost 56. >>> wall street gave up ground for the fifth monday in a row thanks to fresh signs of an economic slowdown. news that northeast manufacturing hit a 3 1/2 year low set off investors' jitters monday. this just days after friday's news that august industrial p
can't they figure out how to move a retired space shuttle from the airport to a museum in los angeles, without having to cut down 400 perfectly good trees, in a city that could use more of them and not less. trees that nature worked hard to grow and were not hurting anybody. and were only making life better. the endeavour was the last of the shuttles, and after all the millions of miles it has flown, this last bit of its final journey is proving the most controversial. our report from los angeles. >> reporter: it was the final flight, a victory lap around california, piggy back, passing landmarks like the golden gate bridge and the hollywood sign. >> right over there, right over there. >> what a sight, never saw anything like that in my life. >> reporter: above communities, where they built endeavour 20 years ago, bill roberts worked on it for decades. >> it is the home of the endeavour, we're very glad to see it come here. >> reporter: the orbitter that traveled through space touched down for the last time at international airport. but it is the final earth bound leg of its trip, the
california because something stinks in southern california. people from palm springs to los angeles had been reporting a strong rotten egg smell since yesterday. air quality investigators think the foul odor is coming from the salton sea which is 150 miles southeast of los angeles. it is a large saltwater lake and experienced a massive fish die-off. they say the smell is harmless. tell your nose that. >> i guess it is called getting funky in the wrong way. >>> still ahead, royal sighting in singapore. why the duke and duchess of cambridge are visiting. >>> how troops in afghanistan are observing the day. >>> since 9/11, we have not lost our focus. we perform our duty in the series of our nation. >> you are watching the service in kabul, afghanistan, marking the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. there is a long of memorials through the day. >>> britain's diamond jubilee is heading east. far east. prince william and his wife, kate stopped by to see an orchid named in honor of william's mother, princess diana. the couple is scheduled to meet with monarchs and members of the public
, los angeles, you for today and tomorrow, temperatures in the 90s, upper 90s, close to the 100-degree mark. not too much in the way of clouds. i did mention the fire danger, of course, look at some of the red flag warnings across the cast indicates expire earlier on this morning. some of those through western montana go at least through the evening. be careful out there. fire danger concerns last couple of weeks on and off and certainly something to keep in mind especially after the season we've had so far. temperatures outside, 68 in l.a. 81 in phoenix and as i mentioned later on this afternoon a big warm-up in l.a. up in the 80s and 90s. once you get in the week a cooldown on the way. seattle, 79, full sunshine. thfallon, nevada. great news for travelers. so quiet across a good stretch of the west. we'll talk about what you can expect the start of the weekend. for some of us it's business as usual. >> thank you very much, todd. >>> well, the stimulus stimulates wall street, applications for unemployment benefits spike, and the creative cross promotion frowninged upon by police. your
in los angeles, peer into some of the world's largest extremes. >>> here's a look at this morning's headlines and entertainment news. at the box office this weekend, fear ruled. the horror film "the possession" took advantage of the holiday weekend. not much competition. and a pg-rating. to grab the top spot with $17.7 million. and this one is bill's favorite film. "oogie love". that's not for you? >> no. >> how about this one? as expected, the big balloon venture earned the worst wide release opening ever, averaging just $207 a theater. >> you can do the math at $10 a ticket, 20 people average in every theater. >> elsewhere, oscar-winner russell crowe and a friend had to be rescued by a u.s. coast guard boat after they lost their way kayaking in the waters off new york's long island. oops. where's the compass? >>> finally, check this out. hollywood's walk of fame is one place you won't be finding the ubiquitous kim kardashian. all saying she wanted her own star, winning the award is part of the criteria for being selected and a career in business or acting for five years or more.
states. >> reporter: look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course the motor home is going to be sitting home this weekend because it's going to be way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter:'s heat map shows the least to most expensive states from green to red, 3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york. and $4.15 in both california and illinois, the highest in the country. in chicago nearly $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa calculates that if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van, you'll pay about $190 in fuel. same vehicle from new york to chicago, about $200. from spokane to palm springs about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will come back up. gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving and christmas, the national average may drop to the mid $3.00 range. certainly some areas could drop even l
's up. that is before heading to the final home at the california science center in los angeles. >>> get ready for a change at the golden arches drive-thru. the move comes ahead of national rules that take effect next year requiring restaurants to post calories and nutritional information. it will be posted in more than 14,000 mcdonald's restaurants and drive-thrus. >>> your kids may not eat multiple big macs every day, but the salt intake shows they do. kids eat 3,300 milligrams of salt each day. that is the same amount contained in three big macs. higher salt intake is linked to high blood pressure. the recommended daily is no more than one teaspoon daily which is 2,300 milligrams. >>> if you are not afraid of heights and like rock climbing, we will show you why you may want to plan a trip to london. >>> are you afraid of heights? a unique contest has competitors reaching new lighheights litera. >> the world pole championships were held. this is not for the faint of heart. scaling 82 feet tall. they raced to the top to see who could do it the fastest. the current world record holder wo
was a disappointment, 2012, a redemption. >> tonight's victory was all the more sweet with the dodgers's los angeles loss tonight, moving them into a position with a win, 8-4. >> i'm very excited. when the dodgerss lost 8-0 against cincinnati. and 360 million down the drain. >> the dodgerss can fine whoever they want, all comes down to chemistry. can't buy a championship, you have to earn it. and that is what the giants are doing. >> as you can imagine, people are still out here celebrating restaurants and bars around the ballpark are parked with fans, to celebrate, live in san francisco, kimberly terry, nbc, bay area news. >> all right, folks with red hair behind you, as well, or orange, i suppose. and you're lucky, we're all jealous. >> i always root for bay area teams, it was wonderful, we were cheering them on, it was so exciting, there was so much energy. we were right up there against the padres dugouts, and to turn around and see the excitement of the fans, it was awesome. >> i'm jealous -- >> indeed, battle of the bay. >>> within minutes of the win, giants tweeted out this link, it shows all
the country. nbc news, los angeles. >>> still ahead as nightly news continues on a friday night. the search. is he buried under a shed in detroit? the latest attempt to end the 37-year-old mystery of jimmy hoffa. >>> and later, girls cheering on other girls and making a difference. >>> it is one of the most famous and enduring american mysteries, what happened to jimmy hoffa, the teamster's boss who went missing without a trace in 1975. well, now investigators are back on the case just outside detroit. and nbc's john yang is there. >> reporter: could these six-foot cylinders with dark, muddy soil, two inches in diameter, hold the mystery of jimmy hoffa? this man said he saw the body buried years ago, and where ground-penetrating radar showed something, two feet deep. >> we're just doing our job, we had credible information and had to follow through with it. >> reporter: police said when he disappeared in 1975, there was a different shed, the floor was dirt, not yet covered with concrete. it is about 20 miles from where hoffa was last seen, apparently lured by two mob figures, since then, he
to los angeles. our reporter was there to see it earlier today and she said people were stunned and elated to see the shuttle. >> reporter: a proud and final moment for space shuttle "endeavour." >> 235 flights, it had over 800 seats that people went into space. >> reporter: he was one of those people. in fact, he was one of the first, not on "endeavour" but on each of the four other nasa shuttles, saying good-bye to the only one he ever flew on was bittersweet for the 74-year-old who now works at nasa ames. >> there are things like that that empowers legacy that i think we're celebrating as much today to saying good-bye to the shuttle as it goes into storage. >> reporter: former astronaut steve robertson watched. very different from his last encounter on dev dev. >> i flew on the second to last one and i started here at nasa ames. i just turned 19, which i hate was a little while ago, so it was full circle for me. >> reporter: it's more than a celebration of "endeavour." it highlights the power of nasa ames. >> the people who had developed the tiles so that the shuttle would no
in the country. >> i know. >> five is atlanta. >> four is los angeles. >> three is baltimore. and my top two cities in the country are number two and number one, baby, new orleans, louisiana. >> and new york city. what they all have in common, something hoda can't live without, a strong night life. for somebody who gets up at 4:00 in the morning, what are you doing out on the town? >> i like the grittiness of those kinds of cities. i like the smell. >> you like the smell? >> yes, neat cities, clean, that's not my kind of city. i like cities with dirt under their nails. >> like you like your men. >> yes. all right. >>> should we go to the best underthings? >> yes, we're going to come up with a segment by "redbook" magazine, they tested the best bras, shape wear, and underwear. should be like who gives a rip, but that's very, very important. >> we really, really care about this. >>> we have a big show coming up. do you know who's with us? >> i believe we have mr. jimmy fallon himself and the three gentlemen who play the dads in his new sitcom? >> oh, yes. where's the jimmy? not going to happen
attempting to infringe on second amendment rights. >>> are you ready for football in los angeles? it's been 17 years since the raiders left l.a. to return to the bay area. here comes another attempt to get an nfl franchise in l.a. the city council in los angeles today unanimously approved plans to develop a 72,000 seat stadium in downtown l.a. it's not a done deal, though. the league still has to approve the deal and as of right now there's no franchise to play in the stadium. they helped to open the stadium by 2017. >>> well, hollywood loves sequels but this one not so much. in less than half an hour from now, carmaggedon 2 gets under way. this is one of the busiest stretches in the country shut down for the entire weekend for repairs and construction and los angeles will apparently survive the carmeggedon. >> the fda is warning people to not buy drugs online. they are selling counterfeit drugs that could actually hurt you. if you do shop online, here are some of the federal guidelines you should be following. the pharmacies should be based in the u.s. and licend by the pharmacy board in y
yesterday as she was flying to los angeles. had to make an emergency landing in denver as a result of smoke that filled the cabin. turned out to be a suspected electrical fire. the good news is that everybody landed in los angeles safe at the end of day, first landing safely in denver with that emergency landing. a secret service agent, apparently according to a tweet from ann romney's own son, looked over and said, "so this was supposed to be a nonsmoking flight." jenna? >> very nicely tweeted. peter alexander, thank you very much. >>> abby huntsman is the daughter of former republican presidential candidate john huntsman. harold ford jr. is now an nbc news political analyst. good morning to both of you. we've been talking about this for months. he's been under pressure to do it for months. why now, why on a friday afternoon? >> he's had a tough week. maybe a tough two weeks. probably makes a lot of sense to distract and divert, it seems, probably in the romney campaign. unfortunate to have to release his tax returns to divert this attention. but hopefully this will shift romney to become
brush. this evening, it could be seen from many parts of the los angeles basin. >> we stopped right here to see it. and it showed the flames. it was really scary. we didn't know what to do. >> we started to notice a whole bunch of smoke here. >> so far there are no reports of injuries, or damage. >>> the reverend sung myong moon has passed away. more on the look of his life and his passing away. >> reporter: reverend moon turned the bible into a religious movement. after he survived the korean war, moon founded the unification church, which gained worldwide attention in the '70s and '80s with mass weddings. he married people in huge ceremonies around the world. his followers, known for their fundraiser activities, were called "moonies." the leader also expanded his political influence, relating to conservative american presidents and re-building a once tense relationship with north korea. but with fame came controversy, the church faced allegations of stealing and brainwashing followers. moon himself spent more than a year at a u.s. federal prison for tax evasion. two weeks after he was
center atop a 747 today for a nationwide tour ending in los angeles, but weather has postponed the flight at least until tomorrow. low flyovers are still being planned along cape canaveral and nasa facilities from mississippi all the way here to the bay area. "endeavour" is expected to fly over the golden gate bridge, and nasa ames mountain view on thursday before heading to its final home at the california science center in los angeles. >>> okay. back in a minute with a big secret of "50 shades." stay with us. >>> some lights on "50 shade." the author of the best-selling and very steamy romance novel admits the scenes that play out between christian gray and anastacia steel are her fantasies. it has sold more than 30 million copies, and a movie is now in the works. >> i haven't read it yet. i've downloaded it, but i have not read it. >> it's very popular on tablets because you can't see what people are reading. and people are embarrassed about reading it. >> i don't know what the whole thing is about. >> oh my goodness! >> i'm kidding. i've heard a little bit. >> i'll give you a cliff no
from his school in los angeles, to fremont, just to campaign. he really wants to be mayor. >> thank you for being here this evening. >> reporter: he's poised. and his political knowledge goes well beyond the last 18 years of his wife. and he wants to be the next mayor of fremont. >> even though i'm young, i have everything that it takes to make sure that we can solve the problems here in fremont. >> reporter: fremont is akbarry's hometown. he graduated from washington high school two years ago. right now, he's majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in computer science at usc. if he wins, he would be the city's first mayor of south-asian descent and obviously, its youngest. >> i think the main thing to focus on is what i have to offer. >> and there are concerned about what akbari can offer the fourth-largest city in the bay area. if you want to dwell on his age, he says it's just a number. >> i worked on pete stark's campaign four years ago when he was running. >> you were 14. >> right. but i've been involved in local politics since i was 8 or 9 years old. >> reporter: that's no
campers to evacuate. the smoke so thick, it can be seen from los angeles more than 30 miles away. details coming up. >>> live to london where prince harry is scheduled to make his first public appearance since the now infamous party pictures in las vegas showed up online. >>> and later we'll go outside to join the holiday crowd on the plaza for matchbox twenty. >> their first album in 10 years. it's good to see they are back and will be here performing for us. >>> we do want to begin now with the presidential race. chuck todd is nbc's political director and white house director and correspondent, he's at the convention. >> labor day marked the start of the general election. that's clearly no longer the case. heading into this convention the obama campaign believes they are in the best possible place they could be given the tough economic times, but that doesn't mean they are necessarily in a winning place. campaigning in colorado sunday, president obama is setting the stage for his democratic convention message saying the republican convention was like a time warp. >> it was a rerun. it c
bags with unknown contents. >>> the space shuttle heads from edwards air force base to los angeles. a special flyover for mark kelly in tucson who looked on in amazement with congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> and do you love honey boo boo and wish your child had a name like that? sugar bear and what's left for us? there's a nickname generator online. here is what they give us for savannah. shuga goober. willie geist, you're woo woo glitz, and the executive producer jim bell will be known as jinxy boo bear. all right. >> hold on, natalie, i have this going here. your nickname is. >> what? >> let's put that in. i can't get it. >>> let's look, alaska -- just firing into seward and anchorage. five inches yesterday caused massive flooding. more today in torrential rains and wind. rest of the country expecting to see plenty of sunshine on the eastern seaboard, wet weather through southern florida. look for another warm day in the pacific northwest, not great newsnews for wildfire firefight >>> and good morning to you. here's the view, san francisco looking out to the golden gate brid
risk. >>> a bizarre, shocking end for arising actor in los angeles. police say former sons of anarchy actor johnny lewis beat his 81-year-old landlady to death, attacked, bit two other men nearby, then fell or jumped to his own death from the roof. officials say he also savagely killed his landlady's cat in the strange rampage. lewis had been arrested three times this year and a probation report in may shows police feared the 28-year-old suffered from serious chemical dependency or mental health problems. >>> nasa's curiosity rover is beaming back clues about the ancient, watery past. these images suggest a waist deep stream once rushed through this spot on mars. the most convincing proof of water on mars to date, scientists say the rounded pebbles likely shaped by fast moving water are truly an exciting find. >>> and love is in the air, but would you say yes to a proposal like this? pilot ryan thompson tricked his girlfriend into believing the plane was about to crash as they flew over chicago. as co-pilot, he asked her to read the emergency procedure.3 1 so ryan initiated the ring e
separated. >>> mtv's video awards were held last night in los angeles. among the big winners was rihanna with "we found love" best new artist with england's one direction. best female video went to nicki minaj for starships. chris brown "turn up the music" drake, lil wayne. best hip-hop video. one direction took best pop and best rock went to coldplay. >> is this like england band, one direction, is this for keeps? >> for a good six months to a year. >> okay. >> then there will be another one. >> someone else? >> yeah. they're just shifting through. >> i need to know if i need to pay attention or not. >> wait until your daughter is a little bit older, then you will. >>> this comes to us from washington, d.c., where you can get up close and personal with some of the best known women in music or some of the things that helped make their mark from lady gaga's dress made of preserved meat to patty smith's boots and loretta lynn's guitar. they're all on display starting today at the national museum of women in the arts. aretha franklin's dress and madonna's cone dress highlights female artist
like los angeles and all coastal areas back up towards santa barbara, san francisco today, slight chance of a shower or storm because of this additional moisture that's in the air. we'll wait and see if it does try to move a little closer on shore today. as of now it's not. you can see the clouds. it will keep things cooler. look at the plume coming up from the south here. that's all associated from a tropic flow. northwest very warm, very dry. looks like we're a little bit cooler in the northern planins. temperatures starting off in the 50s and 60s. warm afternoon. highs today, many areas in the 80s. inner mountain west, portland in the mid 80s. seattle, even you should be up near 80 degrees. the desert continues the warm trend. slight chance of a shower or storm. you never know, san francisco maybe it will keep temperatures down ever so slightly. still temperatures in the 90s. funny that i'm excited about a 20% chance of showers and storms, but there has not been anything to talk about in the west for a long time. >> you are a meteorologist. you do tend to get a little -- >> we
that the actor michael clarke duncan has died in los angeles. his breakthrough role of course was in "the green mile" alongside tom hanks. duncan was nominated for an oscar as best supporting actor. he had had a heart attack this past july. michael clarke duncan was 54 years old. >>> up next, a woman, a mother, and a real fighter realizing a dream she never knew she had. >>> just like the date 9/11 holds special meaning for americans so, too, does the date 7/7 for the british. seven years ago on july 7th london went from the joy of being named host city of the 2012 olympic games to one of the darkest days in its history. many people's lives changed including a woman who survived that day and is now competing on the world stage in an unexpected way. her story tonight from our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: she's no shrinking violet. >> i've always been confident. definitely outgoing. i'm a person that the glass is half full instead of half empty. >> reporter: on july 6th, 2005, she, like much of london, was awaiting word from the international olympic committee about the
of justice. if convicted, the four defendants face 20 years in prison. >>> in los angeles country music crooner vince gill will be honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. gill's star will be placed next to his wife, singer amy grant. >>> happy birthday to actress and "saturday night live" alum jane curtin who turns 65 today. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and more as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. in a "today" exclusive, president obama's sister and the first lady's brother give an inside look at the obama family, and actress eva longoria previews the speech she is scheduled to give at tonight's democratic national convention. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," st your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. have a good one.
other stories making news early today in america. in los angeles, it was take the money and run and then throw it out of the window. a pair of suspected bank robbers tossed out wads of stolen cash while being chased by police. when the thieves were finally captured, one woman dove into the truck's driver seat to get a piece of all of that currency. police responded quickly and they surrounded the truck to stop a mob scene. >>> in new york city, it's the hairdo 15 years in the making. you're looking at the guinness world record-holder for the tallest mohawk, a towering 3'8.6" high. it sits, or i should say stands, atop the fashion designer in japan who says it takes two hours, plus three cans of hairspray and one can of gel to have a good hair day. >>> and finally, in california, we have an update at the baby panda at the san diego zoo. after six weeks, he's starting to open his little eyes, but it will take the guy about three more weeks to open them fully. in the meantime, the zoo is taking suggestions on what to name him. how about adorable? >>> and now for a look at your nati
visible from many parts of the los angeles basin. crews are attacking the fire from the air and from the ground. we are monitoring the situation, we'll bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> in decision 2012 tonight, the spotlight is shifting to charlotte, north carolina, and that is of course where the president says he will offer what he calls a better path forward. nbc's steve handelsman is in charlotte with the latest. >> reporter: arriving for the democratic convention, delegates from florida hope this week boosts their efforts in the biggest battle ground. >> florida is a tough state. it's going to be down to the wire. what is always nice about the convention, it ramps everybody up. >> reporter: charlotte has become a kind of obama fest. >> we're excited. students in general are. >> reporter: college democrats in town, grateful the president kept rates low on student loans. >> he helped me, i'll help him. we're in this together. we build things together. >> reporter: president obama is crisscrossing battle ground states on his way to charlotte. today colorado t
to bring you live pictures of a brush fire. it's burning in los angeles. it's getting top level attention tonight. that's because it's burning dangerously close to some of the most valuable real estate on the planet. the famed getty museum, the art museum. it is home to one of the world's most valuable art collections. the new building is in the hills above the pass east of the 405 freeway. looks like some of the flames are out. earlier pictures show a lot of flames going up the steep terrain. also high temperatures are making it hard for firefighters. there are also reports of possible evacuations in the nearby belaire neighborhood. >> moving on to other news right now, preparations are under way for a vigil to hohn your a convenience store clerk shot to death during a robbery. 67-year-old was killed while working the overnight shift at the 7-eleven. friendly co-workers will gather in his memory at 8:00 tonight. photos show three hooded men running into the store. the 7-eleven corporation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to their arrest. >>> new at 6:00, a tent city p
destination, california space science center in los angeles. a group of disabled war veterans are fighting a battle to keep their homes. the men are living in a former army base in the national park. but it's the military that wants them out. you will see this story only on nbc bay area. >> at the northern end of the golden gate bridge. the former army base of fort baker. now a national park, the buildings have been returned to their original glory. but in an unusual arrangement, the aging marina is leased to travis air force base. it's the marina, veteran gerald wincoop calls home. >> my neighbors are sea lions and seals and sea birds, and it's a really nice place to live if you like some privacy. >> for more than five years, wincoop and other veterans have lived aboard sail boats. for wincoop who is suffering from ptsd and agent orange, the solitude fits like a warm center. last december, he and three other veterans were given notice that they had until the end of september to get out. the letters to the veterans officials said that the marina is not fit for extended residency and needs
. they will be in a los angeles courtroom today for pre-trial proceedings. in june, a judge ruled there is enough evidence to try both on assault an and mayhem charges. they are accused of attacking stow outside of the stadium. bryan stow is slowly recovering from the severe head trauma. he remains wheelchair bound and has to relearn almost everything. the family says he is making good progress, but is progressing slowly. >>> an experienced sky diver from napa county has plunged to his death while attempting a swooping move. 34-year-old donald brown was pronounced dead above byron airport on saturday night. friends say he may have misjudged his altitude. >>> the search is on for a new police chief in san jose after a surprise retirement announcement from current chief chris moore. concern for the san jose rising crime rate takes center stage at two meetings tonight from two parties with two messages. chris moore's decision to retire now, barely two years into his four-year contract, could not come at a worse time. according to the city council member pete constant. >> we are going to spend the number of m
in los angeles monday. >> and i'm convinced the republican party is the rightful home of hispanic americans. >> reporter: that secret recording showed romney privately joking about his father's background, born to american parents in mexico. >> had i been born to mexican parents, i would have a better shot of winning. my father was one of the americans living in mexico. they lived there for a number of years. i say that jokingly. >> reporter: and later added -- >> the hispanic voting block becomes as committed to the democrats as the african-american voting block has in the past. while we're in trouble as a party, and i think as a nation. >> reporter: romney's candid remarks ricochetted across the landscape. president obama's re-election chair jim messina blasted the comments as shocking. joe biden was for once almost speechless. >> i'll let his words speak for themselves. >> reporter: conservative commentator bill kristol called the remarks arrogant and stupid. and joe scarborough weighed in this morning on "today." >> mitt romney is blowing this race. it is too much for many rep
morning. after that, the shuttle will eventually touchdown in los angeles and will be hauled along the city streets and come to a halt at the science center. >>> the cartoons of the prophet muhammad are fueling more anger over the anti-islam film. the film sparked protests from asia to africa. the cartoon is playing off the film. riot police are outside the magazine's office which was fire bombed last year after release. schools and embassies are ordered to close tomorrow. >>> we can tell you the "forbes" list is out and myself and marla tellez and scott mcgrew still not on it. >> the new list looks like the old list. bill gates is still on top with $66 billion. warren buffett has $65 billion. mark zuckerberg has dropped to 36th. congress has a new search engine this morning. you can search for bills. this is more like google. a live look at my ipad as we wait for it to update with io6 released an hour ago. i have been staring at this screen for some time. good-bye google maps. as many of you heard, on friday, they will offer a new phone as well. i don't know if you h
the two are back together after a, "dramatic makeup in los angeles." >>> and finally, lindsay lohan has been arrested again, this time in new york city, for leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly clipping a pedestrian with a borrowed porsche. the man claims lohan was slurring her words and reeked of booze. lohan claims she is being set up. >>> and this now comes to us from west 2 news in orlando, florida, where in a nearby villages, a community was gator versus dog until a senior citizen literally risked life and limb. steve saw a 7-foot alligator grab his terrier named bounce and drag it into a pond. steve, who is 66 years old, bounced into action, diving in and struggling with the reptile, pinning his nose under water and grabbing its tail until bounce was freed. steve says he did it for one reason, because his dog is his best friend. and you see all the pictures of his dog and you totally get it. >> look at how happy he was, how could you not? and we all have small dogs. you can relate to how in an emergency like that, you could step into action. >> well, they turn into fam
"endeavour" making a majestic pass over the bay on the way to the new home in los angeles. >> and big crowds in san francisco got the show of a lifetime as the space shuttle "endeavour" passed by the golden gate bridge. i'll have reaction and pictures coming up. >>> and hundreds of people got what they waited for as the iphone 5 hit the streets today. we will have reacts. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'll laura garcia-cannon in for jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez. well you could say it was an iconic meeting. you got to watch live as "endeavour" passed over the top of the golden gate bridge. >> it happened not once, but twice and thousands gathered at crissy field as it happened. we have christie smith out there as the crowds greeted the shuttle. quite spectacular, christie. >> reporter: absolutely. the crowds have thinned out because it happened 20 minutes ago. we got two passes as the "endeavour" passed by the golden gate bridge twice. people said they would scream and yell and actually there was just a moment of silence as it went by. people were taken by the moment. then we he
regions. in los angeles and san diego, a little cooler, especially closer to the coast, than it was yesterday. looks like tomorrow even cooler yet at 75. nothing really changing out here in the west. a pretty nice weather pattern through much of the week. if you're watching us on kmir 6, palm springs, california, see exotic animals in mud huts as you walk through a replica of a real african village at village watutu at the living desert. >> village watutu. >> a new one for me. >>> it was a battle at the box office over the weekend. two films so far tying for first place. jake gyllenhaal drama "end of watch" took in an estimated $13 million performing above expectations thanks to the mostly male over 25 audience. meanwhile, the jennifer lawrence horror pick "house at the end of the street" also took in an estimated $13 million fueled by mostly younger female fans. a close third with a disappointing $12.7 million, the clint eastwood baseball drama "trouble with the curve," half of its audience was over the age of 50. amy adams was in it, but also justin timberlake. interesting.
in los angeles say two people have pleaded no contest to charges of trying to extort $5 million from stevie wonder for a selacious video. both were sentenced to time served. >>> according to guinness world records this music video -- you know it -- it's gangnam style. it easily passed the lmfao "party rock anthem." it's also the number one song in 31 countries on the itunes charts. they obviously haven't seen bill karin's version of gangnam style. google that. >>> a kitten has found an unlikely new foster mom. a dog. the dog is now nursing the cat, even producing its own milk for the little guy. the stray fee line was found in a family barn. apparently just a few days old when he was brought inside and was cold and meowing which drew the attention of the dog named mittens. can you see why. she took it upon herself to care for the kitten who is named bootsy. they're destined to be together forever. this is your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> one park in indonesia is home to some larger than life lizards. visitors can see the more than 1300 komodo dragons that rom
seasonally cool. vegas dropped down to 89. that was a little more like it. los angeles was a beautiful 79. up in the northwest a cold front went through. you're a little cooler than you like at 67. but 72 in portland is nice by anyone's standards this time of year. as far as the temperatures this morning, you probably need a light shirt or maybe even areas of possibly the northern rockies maybe a jacket. that's really about it. temperatures in the 50s for the most part. not even really sweater weather quite yet. as we go throughout the day, you probably want to carry that jacket home if you do bring it this morning. upper level low spinning over areas of colorado and utah, continuing to bring cooler weather there. otherwise crystal clear skies. a little bit of clouds lingering around the coast around san francisco south wards. that's about it. that should burn off during the day. high pressure dominating there. the weak cold front existing into montana. no storms on the way. looks like we're in for a dry weather pattern. not a change in the west for another six to eight days. as far as today'
is in a federal courtroom in los angeles today, and a judge will decide if he violated the terms of his probation from a 2010 conviction on bank fraud charges. under the terms of the probation, he agreed not to use the internet or use aliases without permission, federal authorities say he did both in distributing the video. >>> and tonight, game on for those who were supposed to work with the deal. more from baltimore where the ravens will meet the cleveland browns tonight, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, savannah, well, the fans pouring into the stadium are relieved. tonight, they get real, full-time nfl referees. now they won't vote on the deal until saturday, but the lockout was lifted today. you can bet every call they make here tonight will be closely watched. there is added excitement in baltimore, america's game desperately needed a good call. late wednesday night, it got one. the tentative deal struck between the owners and the official union and the three-week incident on the football field. tonight, the replacement referees are out, and the regular ones are in. not a
of anarchy" was found dead thursday in los angeles. police say he was suspected in the killing of an 81-year-old woman who may have been his landlord. lewis, who once dated katy perry, either fell or jumped off the roof. >>> nasa is taking a very close look at new photos from mars that show pebbles rounded off. now scientists say it may be a sign that water once flowed on the red planet, possibly enough to fill a stream. >>> now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,485 after adding 72 points yesterday. the s&p gained 13. the nasdaq climbed 42. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei dropped 79 points but in hong kong the hang seng was up 78. >>> well, aggressive budget cutting from one of europe's troubled economies helped wall street snap its losing streak. spain's finance minister announced $51 billion in budget cuts yesterday hoping to convince the world it can meet its fiscal targets. that news helped gold continue its recent climb toward its biggest quarterly gain in two years. >>> earlier mixed economic da
. in los angeles, they called it carmageddon 2, part of the 405 freeway shut down for repairs. the project started yesterday and will be done by tomorrow's commute. if the contractors missed their deadline, they'll be fined $6,000 per lane for every ten minutes they're late. >>> and tonight we notice the passing of a towering figure in american journalism. arthur solsberger. he decided to publish a secret government history of the vietnam war known as "the pentagon papers" when nixon administration demanded h he stop publishing the article, the paper refused. he was 86 years old. >>> we're back in a moment with some final thoughts from afghanistan. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's anot
gotta taste this soup. >>> a crash in los angeles early this morning killed three young people. it happened when a driver lost control of his car, flipped over, and then crashed into a pizza parlor and hit a gas main. witnesses say the fire went so fast, and was so hot the victims didn't have a chance to escape. >> when i was calling 911, you could see that the driver -- he was screaming for help. >> the driver was going about 80 miles an hour, according to police, in a 35 miles an hour zone. friends say the driver and his friends had been drinking at a birthday party before the crash. >>> wind is stalling the efforts of firefighters battling nine major fires across the state. one east of ukiah, it burned an area nearly the size of san francisco. tonight, the red flag warning shows that gusts of up to 40 miles an hour is not helping. the fire is 15% contained. about 50 homes and out-buildings are in the path tonight, many of them under evacuation orders. >>> and now, to decision 2012. after weeks of running virtually neck and neck, new polls show some daylight has suddenly open
a speeding suv and tv cameras captured it all. this is in los angeles. people were glued to their tv sets this morning. for 20 minutes, that black volvo cass driving around in a neighborhood. residents ran out, hoping to cash in as money was being thrown from that volvo. the streets grew more crowded with cars and people. you see the gridlock down below. police captured the two men and found a gun and a knife in that car and plenty of cash on the streets. >> that scene playing out on live tv with choppers totally los angeles. >>> mcdonald's adding something new to its menu and it may make you think twice about your order. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. we're turning up the heat a little bit on thursday. instead of 80s inland, low 90s. and if you are looking ahead to the 49ers this sunday, sun for you tailgaters with 60s. more coming up. >>> in health matters, before you take a bite, you'll know what's inside that bigmac. mcdonald's will now post calorie counts in all its restaurants nationwide. california mandated restaurants with 20 or more locations to put calorie counts on their m
of evidence. diana has more from los angeles. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: the phrase that defined trial of the century. the l.a. jury bought the argument after they watched o.j. simpson try on a pair of bloody gloves, which barely made on his hands, prosecutors say he wore the night he murdered his ex-wife and ronald goldman back in 1994. now a bombshell accusation by assistant prosecutor. >> what i think happened is the defense manipulated that glove so it did not appear to look as if it fit. >> reporter: during a panel discussion last week at new york's pace law school, christopher darden claimed defense attorney johnnie cochran was the culprit. >> i think johnnie tore the lining, there were additional tears in the lining so o.j.'s fingers couldn't go in the glove. >> darden is lying and he's lying to cover up his own competence. >> reporter: alan dershowitz was sitting next to darden when he made his comment. >> 17 years ago chris darden made one of the greatest blunders as a 20th century lawyer. he asked o.j. to try on the glove without first asking the judge to a
in all parking lots and stands. a los angeles lawmaker wrote the bill, he says currently fans call 911 to report problems. but the stadium's own security workers can get there faster. legislation follows several high profile incidents at various sporting events. at last years raiders-49ers, there were two shootings, a beating in the bathrooms and two fights in the stands. >>> fund-raiser in both woodside and danville for paul ryan, former 49ers star brett jones is holding an event in dan investment $10,000 get you into a photo reception with the wisconsin congressman. later in the day,. >>> the burglars know that the staffing in san jose is down, so they know that there's not in force out there to stop them, so they're wreaking halve vok. >> the south bay schools where parents don't feel safe dropping their students off at school, plus why police aren't doing the jobs there. >>> i'm scott budman, energy from solar panels, a bicycle for every employee and lots of job growth. it's all about the bar and coming up, we'll take you to cliff's place. >> and the race for donations, why a popul
kept at los angeles international airport until october 12th when it is due to travel by street to its prime minister new home at the california science center. beautiful pictures. >>> some east coast fishermen have one great fish tale to tell. >> i got him. >> so the men battled with the monstrous shark for 90 minutes before it was fully hooked. the catch was towed in to port where it was weighed and measured. the thresher tipped the scale at 568 pounds. the length of 14'9". this is not known if it is a record catch but impressive one way or the other. >>> we will check in with rob on the weather. another gorgeous day but overcast and muggy. >> we had some clouds coming in. that is the outer fringe of a system coming in that is bringing fall on the east side at this hour. right now it is all about the fog that's coming in to san francisco. you can see -- well you can't see across the bay. that's the point. we have the fog coming in. the sea breeze picking up that hints at short-term cooling spurred on by the weather system i was talking about. the same one that brought us high clouds
florida to its future home in the science center in los angeles. the trip will not be a quick one. takeoff will be at september 17th. nasa is deliberately flying the shuttle over key nasa sites as a final tribute to those who made so many contributions to the program. on the morning of thursday, september 20th, endeavor will pass over the golden gate bridge and nasa ames in mountain view on its way to l.a. >>> a consumer warning about a popular candy is being expanded tonight. last month the american licorice company, union city, recalled some of its red vines black licorice because of lead contamination. now the company and california's health department is expanding that recall to include all of the company's black licorice products. they're being told not to eat the company's snap products, jumbo black licorice hanging back, law down bags and family mix as well. >>> traffic will be a bit sluggish on the peninsula tomorrow night. stanford is hosting duke. a little constructions as well. the cardinals set to host duke at 7:30. in addition to the game day traffic, east bayshore road on the
down syndrome. the parents and their 16-year-old son were booked to fly from newark to los angeles sunday. the family says as they were preparing to board their flight they were stopped by airline officials and told that their son was a security risk, and they would not be allowed on the flight. they later rebooked to fly coach on another airline. the teen was acting agitated and running around the gate just before boarding. his parents dispute that saying their son was calm. >>> facebook is struggling, but the boss is not selling. facebook's struggling stock got a small boost today after mark zuckerberg says he will not sell any of his shares for at least one year. the company will scrap a plan to issue 100 million more shares of stock through a secondary offering. this all comes after the menlo based company has seen a steady slide in its stock price since facebook's ipo. >>> packers claim they now have access to unique i.d. numbers and other sensitive information from 12 million apple products. the hackers claim they stole the information from the laptop of an fbi agent. apple i
tv audiences in los angeles glued to their sets. this happened this morning, unfolded on live tv. it also led to the suspects' capture. for 20 minutes this black volvo drove in circles throughout that neighborhood southwest of downtown l.a., literally tossing cash, so often that residents ran out of their homes hoping to cash. in the streets grew more crowded with cars and people, and eventually, you see that volvo turned into a bottleneck, forcing it to stop. police immediately hustled the two men, put them in the patrol car as the crowd closed in. there was a lot of close calls, but thankfully, no one was hurt. police say they found a gun and a knife in the car. no word yet on what happens to the money picked up by all those people. >> i think police want it bam. >> they'll be knocking on the doors. we'll be back in a moment. >>> let's get a look at what is coming up on nbc bay area. >> jessica aguirre is in the newsroom with the rundown. >> good evening, raj and janelle. up next, more on the embassy attacks in libya. plus, a look at a new program designed to get more men into
in los angeles. no homes are threatened as of now. about 100 firefighters are on the scene. the getty center is a $1.3 billion art museum. you see some pretty dramatic image there's. the 405 freeway usually on a freeway at 5:00 is crowded there. there are some earlier reports that the freeway might be shut down at some point. this hour we'll continue the monitor the story as it warrants. >> reporter: a nonprofit school in menlo park is scrambling to recover after a fire destroyed one of its buildings. nbc bay area has learned that beechwood school did not have an automated alarm or sprinkler system, and that's legal. stephanie, this is just one school. how many others might will b like this around the bay area? >> reporter: oh, raj, countless. that's the exact point of fire officials we spoke with today in menlo park. you can see crews from early this morning started removing the debris. now it's just a patch of dirt. beechwood is not publicly funded so, the manual fire alarms are legal. but they studied this issue intensely and recommended converting all of the schools from manual to
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